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roosevelt. >> that's a good answer. any other guesses? woodrow wilson, that's another one. the first president to ever receive a major league professional team, it was in the johnson administration. the andrew johnson administration. [laughter] 1867. the cincinnati red stockings. i mean, that -- basically, as long as we've had professional sports, there have been politicians trying to exploit professional sports for their own means and their own gains. and yet when athletes themselves have attempted to use professional sports to speak about issues they care about, when fans have attempted to do that, well, that's when the hammer really does come down. and that's why i wrote this book, "game over," because i feel like since 2008 there has been a revolutionary change in the world of sports. revolutionary changes in terms of the way politics have shaped the sports that so many of us care about. yet you would never know that by reading the traditional sports media. i mean, if anything, you read the sports media, it reminds me of the old reporters who used to be on what was called the rac
for democracy, that was what woodrow wilson told the american people. actually made the world save for adolf hitler. the european allies didn't cooperate. stood aside while hit a came to power. no way do we want to get involved in another one of these things. so the opposition of the college students in 1939-1941 to me was very much like the 1960s and vietnam. there is not that much difference. shortly after america first was organized it did move to chicago and from then on most of its leaders would be those midwestern conservative businessmen we think about now and their social and political views were more conservative than its young founders. by the time of pearl harbor most of those who helped found america first had drifted away from the organization. when the united states finally entered the war, they along with of the vast majority of other college anti-war activists enlisted in the fight. all the young founders i mentioned, every single one of them actually did go into the military and a number of them as we know, john f. kennedy, saw combat as did sargent shriver and several other
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